OS X is probably the most revolutionary thing to happen to
the Mac since Apple began using the PowerPC processor in
1994. Apple's software engineers have been working to
combine the best of the Mac OS (great interface and
ease-of-use) with the best of Unix (rock solid stability,
incredible performance) - with a smattering of NeXT,
Copland, and Linux thrown in for good measure.
X floppy support - not, Charles W. Moore, OS X
Odyssey, Applelinks, 03.18. "...'dead' or not, there is
nothing quite as convenient as the old floppy when you
just want to tranfer a small file or two between two
Conflict Catcher for Mac OS X, Adam C. Engst,
TidBITS, 03.17. "...it's clear that Mac OS X and its
applications are just as vulnerable to problems in their
support files as they ever were."
OS X: Apple
releases Mac OS X 10.2.4, Jim Dalrymple, MacCentral,
02.13. "...Address Book, Classic compatibility, Finder,
FireWire, graphics, OpenGL and Sherlock all feature
improved functionality and reliability under this new
Synchronization 1.1, Nemsys Software, 02.12.
Indispensible OS X utility has the ability to synchronize
multiple pairs of folders or files.
Finder for FTP, Alan Zisman, X-Basics, 02.11. You
don't need any special software to upload and download
files via FTP; it's already built into Jaguar.
Extreme wireless for
older Macs, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 01.22. Apple's
AirPort Extreme isn't the only game in town. Other
vendors offer PC Cards and PCI cards that give older Macs
access to 802.11g "extreme" wireless networking.
Who's taking a beating,
Apple or Quark?, Stephen Van Esch, Mac Scope, 01.22.
Quark users may postpone upgrading to new Mac waiting for
an OS X version of XPress - or Quark may lose them
completely to InDesign.
Extreme: In the key of G, G Fleishman, A Engst,
TidBITS, 01.20. Great on the local network, but keep in
mind that most Internet connections are far slower than
Extreme's 54 Mbps.
What happened to the
low end at Low End Mac?, Dan Knight, Mac Musings,
01.21. "Low End Mac has gone from being a site where all
Macs were appreciated to a place where only the most
recent, cutting edge systems are recognized and
of thoughts on Mac in education, Steve Wood,
Educators' News, 01.17. Helpful thoughts on AirPort
Extreme, viability of OS X in the classroom, and use of
new software at school.
Don't buy the new
'Books quite yet, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 01.14.
Because the new aluminum PowerBooks won't boot the
classic Mac OS, you may not be able to run your disk
utilities should a problem occur.
I switched (from OS 9 to
OS X), Dan Knight, 10 Forward, 01.13. A year with
OS X, a week with Jaguar, and I've finally made the
switch from the classic Mac OS to OS X.
Certain Macs will boot OS 9 until June 2003, Jim
Dalrymple, MacCentral, 12.13. "Apple said that certain
models of the current product line would be made
available to educators until June of 2003 to help the
transition of educational institutions."
A smooth switch
with Move2Mac, Steve Watkins, The Practical Mac,
12.03. Want to switch but worried about your PC files?
Move2Mac can handle most of the transfer
OS X: Is
the 10.2.2 update a disaster?, Gene Steinberg, Mac
Night Owl, 11.18. "...if you depend on your Mac for your
livelihood, it doesn't hurt to be a little cautious and
not accept the Software Update message on the very first